“Be mindful when it comes to your words. A string of some that don’t mean much to you may stick with someone else for a lifetime.” -Rachel Wolchin
“Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate, and to humble.” -Yehuda Berg
“When someone tells you that you have done something that has hurt them, you don’t get to decide that you didn’t.” –
“The most powerful and courageous heroes I know are those who bite their tongues when justification, validation, temptation, or vengeance would have them strike with truthful, hurtful words.” –
I am sure we have all heard the age-old saying, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” I remember being told that as a kid, and to be honest, I think it is a crock. After 32 years on this earth, meeting many people and having all sorts of relationships tested I truly believe this saying is more harmful than it is good. I can say that I think it comes from good intentions, but it doesn’t always carry the truth. As a mom, I would love to tell my boys not to listen to what others say and just let it roll off. Yes, we want our children to not take stock in what others say or what others think about them. But the truth of the matter is, sometimes words really, really hurt and sometimes it comes from the people we are close with. Keep On Reading!